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White Sox trio offers hope for future

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For the first time in a long time, April 8 to be exact, the White Sox had their three key offensive pieces on the field at the same time.

Jose Abreu was in his usual No. 3 spot, with Avisail Garcia batting cleanup and Adam Eaton back in the leadoff spot.

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Garcia missed over fourth months after injuring his left shoulder early in the season before returning to the Sox' lineup on Aug. 16.

Eaton was out from Aug. 9-24 after slamming into the center-field fence at U.S. Cellular Field and landing on the disabled list.

The trio gives the Sox needed hope for the future, and they all played positive roles in Tuesday night's 8-6 loss to the Indians in 10 innings at the Cell.

"I didn't really notice that we hadn't played much together, but that's right," Eaton said. "It's going to be good. Spring training is where we got some lengthy time together, but it's going to be exciting and hopefully fans will want to see us all play together for the first time."

Eaton, Abreu and Garcia were a combined 4-for-12 with 2 walks and 3 RBI for the Sox. Alexei Ramirez also provided an offensive spark with a 2-run homer in the fifth inning off Cleveland starter T.J. House.

White Sox starter Jose Quintana labored through 5 innings, allowing 6 runs on 9 hits and 2 walks.

In the 10th inning, Zach Walters hit a 2-run homer off Sox reliever Jake Petricka (0-4) to decide the outcome.

The Sox (59-72) have lost seven straight and are a season-high 13 games under .500.

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